Friends of Waterfront Seattle has announced its 2019 waterfront summer event lineup, featuring free live music, performance, and activities for all ages. Family-friendly performances occur every Saturday and Sunday from July 6 through September 2 at Hot Spot, the event stage on Pier 58, located at 1401 Alaskan Way.
Kicking off the waterfront summer event season is the fourth annual KEXP Rocks the Dock concert featuring bands Dude York, Moaning, Dogbreth, and DJ & Emcee Abbie. Hosted by KEXP 90.3, Seattle’s non-commercial independent radio station, the waterfront event season kickoff begins Saturday, July 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7 performances include live music by outstanding ensemble headliner, Banda Vagos, and other Latin artists Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana and Correo Aereo from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pier 58’s Hot Spot summer events feature vibrant cultural, educational, and recreational events and activities. Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Sea Mar Community Health Center offers a free full hour of Zumba Fitness, taking place July 7 through Aug. 25. Other weekend waterfront events include soccer at the Seattle Sounders’ FC RAVE Foundation Soccer Octagon, summer theater by Book-It Theater and Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre, site-specific dance performances by Kinesis Project dance theater, K-Pop music and dance, a hip hop tournament-style competition by 206 Zulu, Blues music, youth-led live music and activities with The Vera Project, dance parties and competitive dance battles, a local artist music festival, and the Americana Festival. For details on the full schedule of waterfront events this summer, visit www.friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/events.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the City of Seattle’s nonprofit partner helping to build the future Waterfront Park and ensure its lasting success. Following the public-benefit partnership model, we educate the public about the park and its benefits, raise philanthropic funds to build the park, and partner with the City to manage, fund, and program the park long-term. Our goal is to make the central waterfront a public mixing ground where all communities can share cultural, recreational, and civic experiences in a beautiful environment. Waterfront Seattle / Friends is a founding member of the High Line Network, a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space. Explore the future park at our project showroom, Waterfront Space, located at 1400 Western Avenue in Seattle, and open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.